American Management Association Seminars

Advanced Cost Accounting
Seminar No: 01239 -XNBB
CEU Credits: 1.8
Length: 3 days

Use cost accounting as a strategic weapon—and look beyond cost savings to profit enhancement!

For cost professionals who want to take their expertise to the next level, cost accounting is no longer just a tactical overhead allocation function. It’s a tool that can help you determine true product cost information critical to a wide range of strategic business decisions—from product continuance, pricing and line target costing and transfer new product introduction and product and customer profitability. Incorporating Activity-Based Costing with advanced traditional costing methodologies, this seminar is an opportunity for you to transform yourself into a real strategic partner within your organization.

CFOs, controllers, directors or managers of finance and other cost professionals with at least two years of experience, including accounting managers, budget analysts, systems analysts, plant managers, auditors and financial planners—as well as past attendees of AMA’s Fundamentals of Cost Accounting (Mtg. #1201).

How You Will Benefit:

  • Understand what truly drives product cost—and know which products enhance profits
  • Learn how to perform an ABC-based product and customer profitability analysis Effectively allocate factory and corporate overhead—and prevent over- or under-costing of products
  • Manage transfer pricing issues to avoid costly errors and improper taxation
  • Perform capacity analysis to ensure effective development of plant-wide standards
  • Evaluate variances to identify the true cause of less than optimal performance
  • Provide managers with timely, accurate information to support tactical and strategic decisions

What You Will Cover:

  • Improving processes by analyzing the true causes of product cost variances
  • Effectively determining joint- and by-product costs
  • Assigning service department costs to calculate total product costs
  • Developing the target cost model
  • Transfer pricing and product cost determination
  • Cash flow and cost accounting: key cost decisions relating to cash
  • Capacity analysis: understanding the true cost of incremental manufacturing

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New York
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Washington, DC
Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, VA 22202

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